January 23, 2018

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Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions


The restraining order blocked the initiative of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to execute 11 men in eight days, before April 30 when one of the drugs used in the state's executions, according to the Post. In a statement, McKesson left open the possibility it could refile its suit if Arkansas is allowed to proceed with the executions. The battle before the courts will continue to play out in coming days, notably over the much-talked-about drug at the center of the controversy. Read More »

Child abuse prevention highlighted in Holyoke


NFL players and owners have faced criticism from the White House as players continue to protest the national anthem. The NFL has no explicit rule requiring players to stand during the anthem, though its gameday operations manual says they "should". Read More »

BUILD THAT WALL! Trump Demands Border Wall Funds in Spending Bill


Brat tells Cuomo that the two caucuses actually get along well, and that reports of friction are a media fantasy. "A couple little pieces on the regulatory framework, and then I think we can all get to yes". U.S. vice president Mike Pence also played a role in shaping that plan, Republicans say. Changes to the new bill could lower premiums by allowing states to get waivers that would allow insurers in their borders to not cover certain benefits mandated by ObamaCare. Read More »

North Korea celebrated its founder's birthday with an extravagant military display

Speaking to the Associated Press in an interview Friday, North Korea's vice foreign minister said that any sign of "reckless" military aggression on the part of the US could lead Pyongyang to launch a preemptive strike of its own. It comes after North Korean Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told the Associated Press the country was prepared to used its "powerful nuclear deterrent" if provoked by America. Read More »

Shades of Cold War: US fighters intercept Russian 'Bears'


The Russian aircraft were in global airspace throughout the encounter as American airspace extends 12 nautical miles from the USA shoreline. Pentagon spokesman Michelle Baldanza earlier told TASS that two F-22 fifth-generation fighter jets were scrambled on April 18 to intercept the Russian bombers near the coast of Alaska. Read More »

No positive shift yet on Russia-US ties, Kremlin says

Russian Federation said no to cooperation with the U.N.'s independent investigation. "It'd be a fantastic thing if we got along with Putin and if we got along with Russian Federation, and that could happen, and it may not happen; it may be just the opposite". Read More »

GOP senator knocks Trump's trips to Mar-a-Lago

In a Fox News interview Tuesday, Trump said his administration removed risky illegals from the country's streets, but did not mention the gang's name. The Republican "news media" has attempted to hide the amount of time Trump spends playing golf but periodically gets busted by the actual news media. Read More »

General election 'not welcome' and creates uncertainty say Kent business leaders

Her co-leader Jonathan Bartley said the announcement, following a string of denials there would be an early vote, revealed a "deep dishonesty at the heart of government". Mr Corbyn said that a Labour government would conduct "responsible" Brexit negotiations to ensure future trading relations with the remaining EU. European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted that he had a "good phone call" with May about the election, and the council said the bloc's Brexit plans were unchanged. Read More »

Sheriff's deputy shot in Oklahoma, suspect at large


It is at this point that the video clip ends. Deputy David Wade was shot multiple times in the chest and face. The sheriff said Wade was "a warrior". There he stole another vehicle, which has since been found near Guthrie. Wade is survived by a wife and three children. Law officers set up an area to search about 5 miles west of Langston between Midwest Boulevard and Post Road between east-west county roads 77 and 76, said trooper John Vincent, Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman. Read More »

Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb

He told United States lawmakers the current troop level was insufficient and there was a "shortfall of a few thousand" advisers to train the Afghans. Currently, there have been no reported civilian deaths resulting from the bombing. And, at a time when Trump was starting to flesh out a more mature foreign policy, it can not be coincidence that the "Mother of All Bombs", as it is nicknamed, was dropped five days after an American green beret, Staff Sergeant Mark R De Alencar, was killed ... Read More »

Zuckerberg vows work to prevent next 'Facebook killer'

The video was on Facebook for three hours before it was taken down. In a third video 11 minutes later, streamed live from Stephens's auto, he said he meant to kill others. "We prefer it had not ended this way", he said. Detectives spoke with the suspect on Sunday by cellphone and tried to persuade him to surrender, police said. Read More »

Korea's Lotte chairman charged in connection with corruption scandal


Lee, the chief of the biggest, Samsung Group, was arrested suspected of bribing Park and her friend, Choi Soon-sil. The prosecution said that Park solicited or was promised to receive bribes totaling 59.2 billion won - 43.3 billion won from Samsung , 7 billion won from Lotte and 8.9 billion won from SK - for Choi-controlled entities. Read More »

Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in

Officers went after him, even bumping his vehicle to try to get it to stop. His auto did a half-turn and came to rest against the curb, and she heard a gunshot, she said. Detectives spoke with the suspect on Sunday by cellphone and tried to persuade him to surrender, police said. No one else was hurt. Pennsylvania Gov. Read More »

Palestinian prisoners go on mass hunger strike


He said Israel has established field hospitals outside the prisons to respond to any immediate medical needs. "These are terrorists and incarcerated murderers who are getting exactly what the global law requires", Erdan said in an interview with Israel's Army Radio. Read More »

North Korea on "Maximum Alert"


He said that an " all-out war " would result if the United States took military action. So forgive a guy when he's not exactly sure who's even running North Korea as it seems could be the case with the current US president, Donald Trump . Read More »

Yogi Adityanath's maiden month as UP CM at a glance


Speaking at a book launch on the anniversary of former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar, Adityanath likened the situation to the "cheer haran" (disrobing) of Draupadi in the court of Dhratrashtra when many silently watched as she was being humiliated. Read More »

Was committed from day one on Mallya's arrest: BJP

The magistrate carried out several steps: ensured the arrested is the person named on the warrant, fixed a date for the start of the extradition hearing on May 17, which is within 21days of the date of arrest, informed Mallya of the contents of the European Arrest Warrant and explained that he could consent to surrender. Read More »

North Korea puts its might on parade


North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made an appearance at an vast military parade celebrating the birthday of his late grandfather and North Korea founder Kim Il-sung. Kim did not deliver a message at Kim Il Sung Square, where the event was held, but Choe Ryong-hae, vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, said in defiant speech that the North was "prepared to respond to an all-out war" and use its nuclear weapons. Read More »

Policeman killed by IS gunmen near famous Egypt monastery


Sinai's importance in three major world religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), the natural environment of the area and St. Catherine's historic architecture and art. This latest attack is a further blot on President Abdel Fatteh Al Sisi's record, after he pledged to protect minorities in a campaign against extremism. Read More »

New Zealand tightens immigration rules in 'Kiwi-first' crackdown


And United States President Donald Trump this week signed a "buy American, hire American" executive order targeting the H-1B visa scheme that is particularly used by the tech sector. "We have 139,000 Kiwis out of work and many are desperate to get a job". Mr Hope said proposed changes announced today - including pay thresholds to determine the skill levels of Essential Skill work visas and stand-down rules for lower-skilled migrants, would also reduce the potential for migrants undercutting ... Read More »

Devastating new poll: Majority of Americans now say Trump can't keep promises


That's down from 42 percent in February, a 6 percent drop. Since February, perceptions of Trump's other attributes have also become more negative. Trump's early days in office have been marked by an inability to make good on such promises as repealing and replacing Obamacare. "Opponents say he has not protected middle- and working-class Americans". Read More »

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli Jails Begin Hunger Strike


According to Al-Resalah newspaper, though, an informed source at the PA said that Marwan Al-Barghouti aims to regain his influence within Fatah through the protest action. The prisoners also demand to have periodic medical checkups and to increase the number of visits by the International Red Cross. Top Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi called on the global community to bring an end to the "inhumane" treatment of Palestinian prisoners. Read More »

United States vice president to begin Asia tour amid Korea tension


Satellite images taken Wednesday from North Korea show increased activity at the nations nuclear test site, according to to US -based monitoring group, 38 North . His trip will also take him to Indonesia and Australia. It wasn't immediately clear what kind of missile was sacked from the city of Sinpo, but the failure will sting in Pyongyang because it comes a day after one of the biggest North Korean propaganda events of the year- celebrations of the 105th birthday of late North Korea ... Read More »

Assad claims Syria chemical attack was 'fabrication', in face of evidence


Assad said the only evidence of the attack came from "a branch of al-Qaeda" the terror group that operates in the rebel-held region where Sheikhoun is located. In the interview, Assad insisted his regime gave up all its chemical weapons in 2013. Moscow offered the explanation that regime aircraft hit a chemical weapons facility controlled by rebels on the ground. Read More »